“Dressed to Grill”… Sophisticated Skewers (Part 6)

[below] Pineapple Chili Chicken Skewers with Garlic Chive Dip (…more info further down)

HAPPY "PRE-SUMMER" !!! That was some Seattle Winter! Only one day of snow, but we set an all time record for rain…..

But, it's all forgotten with today's 80 degree weather, so time to jump on the "oh so convenient" outdoor grills right outside my door of my terrace, in my apartment building…..

So, here is another batch of skewers I'm saving off to my "Cyber-Cookbook", to try this summer…..

……with a backdrop of my favorite "HGTV Porn", that being custom outdoor kitchens, this one a backyard oasis down in New Orleans, outfitted by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

(2 food photos above and 1 below)
pineapple chili chicken skewers with garlic chive dip

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Avoid common table salt and use Pink Himalayan Salt, also use a quality honey because many honeys are fake, also remember to go with grass fed dairy, I try to stay away from commercial dairy.

(click 2 food photos above or 1 below for recipe)

(above)   chili lime beer shrimp skewers
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  For recipe above, try to get wild caught shrimp because farm raised shrimp is high in mercury and toxins. Wild caught shrimp is actually very low in mercury. For recipe below, with a pasture raised chicken (Whole Foods has them), organic ingredients, and  Pink Himalayan Salt instead of table salt, the recipe is good to go!!

balsamic & honey chicken skewers with strawberry-kiwi salsa

(click photo below for recipe)

(above)   salmon skewers with crab and chili lime butter
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  Contrary to general perceptions, not all seafood is high in mercury. For example,
Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon is VERY low in mercury.

Grilling Tip: Grill fish on top of lemon slices so fish doesn't stick to grill/grate)

portuguese style chicken skewers

(click photo below for recipe)

(above)   cardamom and coconut chicken skewers
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel": With organic ingredients and pasture raised meat, the recipes above and below are perfectly healthy as they are!!!

(below)  south african lamb & apricot skewers (a.k.a., "sosaties")
(click photo below for recipe)

(above)   lemongrass and coriander grilled chicken skewers
(click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  The recipe below is not for the grill, but in theory, you could set them on top of lemon slices, and sit them on the grill for a minute or to for a little char flavor. Also you can replace that prosciutto with free range sliced turkey if you want.

(below)  melon caprese skewers
(click photo below for recipe)

about the outdoor kitchen……

The New Orleans  outdoor kitchen is fully outfitted with Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet appliances and products. Without overhead storage, an island was essential to providing enough weather-tight cabinetry to accommodate pull-out trash, dish and utensil storage, refrigerated drawers, and an icemaker.

Flanking the cooking zone with refrigeration creates efficient workflows for both the chef and guests. A beverage refrigerator located to the right of the grill and near the pool and play area provides easy access to drinks, without requiring guests to cross into the cook’s territory. 

Between the two refrigerators, the chef can enjoy an uninterrupted, compact cooking & prep zone comprised of the Hybrid Fire Grill and double cooktop, prep counter, and sink.

At 51 inches wide, Kalamazoo’s largest, most powerful Hybrid Fire grill is the most flexible element of this New Orleans kitchen. The huge primary grilling area makes it easy to cook for 50+ guests, with gas, charcoal, wood, or a combination. T

The space was thoughtfully designed for year-round use in the warm New Orleans climate. Covered island seating provides shelter on both warm and cool days. Floor-to-ceiling drapes can keep wind and rain out of the cooking and dining area or simply make the space feel more cozy and contained.

Description and kitchen photos from the Kalamazoo Gourmet Website
(see copyright disclaimer at bottom of post).

I'm in no way affiliated with Kalamazoo Gourmet, but plain and simple, they are the masters of  the "Art Form" that is Gourmet Grilling. I love their "promo" video below, always sets the right vibe for the summer's grilling!!!      ENJOY!!!

(and remember to try, if but just a little, at making your tasty grill treats a little healthier……..then you got the best of both worlds 🙂 )

~stay healthy~


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